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Feb 26, 2013 12:00am EST
] >> for more than a decade, the u.s. military establishment has treated cyberspace as a domain of conflict, where it would need the capability to fend off attack or launch its own. that time is here, because someone sabotaged a top secret nuclear installation in iran with nothing more than a long string of computer code. >> we have entered into a new phase of conflict in which we use a cyberweapon to create physical destruction. [ticking] >> viktor bout, in my eyes, is one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth. >> on the face of the earth? >> without a doubt. >> which is why the u.s. government launched an elaborate international sting to nab viktor bout. what makes bout so dangerous? and how did d.e.a. agents eventually grab him? the answers in our story later. [ticking] this is what espionage looks like. the man driving the car is gregg bergersen. he's a civilian analyst at the pentagon with one of the nation's highest security clearances. his companion is tai shen kuo, a spy for the people's republic of china. bergersen knew a secret that the chinese desperately wa
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
hour. >>> fueled by a weaker yen and strong sales of cameras in the u.s. >>> and shares in virgin media rally after an offer for a takeover that could value the uk cable operator at $20 billion. >> all right. welcome to tuesday. >> it's get together tuesday. coordinated, as well. >> the final print for the eurozone is finally come in, 48.6, a little better than the forecast of 48.2. >> may i just say, though, the employment index, look at that, 46.1, which is just barely better than the flash estimate but still the lowest since december 2009. on a downward trajectory. it's not germany where the final composite was 54.4. it's the periphery still. france's final january pmi falls to 46.1. >> france is where the concern is. we have francois hollande today speaking to the eu parliament. he's going to lay out his vision for the eu against that economic back drop. >> isn't it amazing? we come into the week yesterday with everyone still talking. you have that great barons cover, you come in, just get the risk trade massively off. and the question for today and the rest of the week is frankly w
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 4:00am EST
itself was unchanged. that's a right i think here in london or certainly in the u.s. they wouldn't mind seeing at this point. >> we've created a million private sector jobs. >> in britain? >> yeah. >> well, congratulations. >> there you go. that is the great conundrum, right? >> it's true. the different between -- well, and even with germany. the liesh market social security holding up, despite the sharp contraction in the fourth quarter. although this will probably add to the sense that the german economy bottomed during that period. >> did i see any -- i haven't seen any, no. i think that's out a little later. plenty to get through on today's program. >> it's good to be back, by the way. >> biggest take away from the mobile world congress? what's the one thing you saw that you thought, oh, that is really cool. >> i go to a conference like this and i think, machine res taking over the world. >> that's the thing we talk about. i don't like those machine peps. >> exactly. so 50 billion connected-m devic. that's a figure thatjs -- some y the point is, it isn't just about you and i ta
CNBC
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> and is steady as she goes, the u.s. economy is expected to keep up the recent trend of modesty of unspectacular job growth in january. >>> plus, the dutch finance minister warns of a worsening deficit this year, this after the government is forced to bail out local banks after a bailout of 3.7 million euros. >>> we kick off with the pmis out of the eurozone. january manufacturing pmi, 47.9. the flash 47.5, december manufacturing pmi was 46.1. it has boosted the euro to maintain its gaze, now back over to 1.3651 and continuing to climb high. that is now a 32-month high against the yen, as well, at 11.25965. the german manufacturing pmi was a little better, as well, this morning. helping to boost those numbers. we suggest that there's benefits from emerging markets rather than, perhaps, from elsewhere in europe. anyway, coming in better once again for the eurozone. still in contraction territory, but, of course, the trend is what is being concentrated on. we had similar indicators for two die verging views on china's recovery. eases to 50.4 for january, that was below the forecast o
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
the show. >>> and taking the positive u.s. housing numbers from the nhab numbers. we'll be in new york with analysis at 11:45 cet. >> the italian election race is heating up. there is less than a week before voters head to the polls. comedian turns politician beppe grillo, in fact, is owes closing in on sylvia berlusconi for second place. official polls can no longer be published. the private polls seen by reuter s suggest mario monti may, in fact b with be something of a spoiler. >> and the election largely coming down to five key candidates. the front-runner is bersani. he's the leader of the center left pd party, calling for growth measures alongside monte's plan. sylvia berlusconi is threatening to make a political comeback despite corruption scandals. we've mentioned the comedian beppe grillo. at the same time, the former caretaker mario monti, he's been struggling to gain ground in his first ever political campaign. and then last, not necessarily least, there's the civil revolution leader and former public prosecutor antonio ingrola. >> only in italian politics. as the elect
CNBC
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm EST
u.s. >> and in the u.s., the bardesbond in, the rooms start at 600 and go up to $1,200. >> they bottle that, it's called wine. thanks so much. happy valentine's day, everybody. no matter what you do, enjoy it. thanks for watching "street signs." >>> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at new york stock exchange. this market fighting for a close in positive territory, brill. >> the dow is fighting. got the s&p and nasdaq positive, but we're kicking off the final hour watching other stories as well right now, including a huge day for mergers. warren buffett buys heinz. american/usairways form the biggest airline in the world, but so far the stock market seems unimpressed. what message is that saying about where our economy is right now? we'll look at that coming up. >> a lot of implications to see this deal flow pick up steam early in the year. more signs though that the individual investor is dipping his or her toes back into the stock market. the balance in 401(k)s rising by double digits last year. get those numbers and
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm EST
of people are forgetting, they have around $137 in cash and equivalents. the stuff not in the u.s. is really difficult for apple to repay tree ought without a big penalty. we are talking in the neighborhood of $40 billion. it seems like from what apple put out in the statement last week, they are planning to do some sort of extra thing beyond their announced dividend. but it is a smaller pile of cash than people talk about. >> let me bring in molly woo had from c-net. do you they they get in terms of how shareholders are feeling a the moment and how do you think he will respond? >> tim cook has been an executive who is very plug need wall street and move of shareholders. i think that he, possibly more than steve jobs would have, is probably sympathetic to the shareholders and will offer a bonus or something to keep them happy. >> is that enough, though, is the issue. >> exactly. >> the expectations are very high, such as complacency. >> i think that expectations are always high for apple. so there is a very good chance that shareholders will be disappointed. apple has always been
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
per hour. blizzard conditions in the u.s. we know when there's a storm like that headed for the biggest media market frankly in the world, it's probably all you're going to hear about for a while. >> that doesn't mean there aren't other things, too the. >> that's true, in other parts of the world. >> china is ushering in the year of the snake. i'm not sure what that means, but we'll talk about it. should investors brace for a slippery return? i have to say, previous years of the snakes haven't been that great since the big historical events happen. >> maybe we should call it year of the strong. >>> peugeot reveals massive write-downs as reports suggest the company may nationalize. we'll have details live tr paris at 10:10 cet. sxwt latest on the blizzard threatening to bring chaos to the east coast. we'll have the latest from atlanta. >> and are investments as pretty as a picture or a still life? ross, there's been a couple of big auctions here lately and it's always a good gauge of how well people are doing, how hard assets, real prices are doing and i love to see where the dem
CNBC
Feb 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
heat of summer, i probably would sack electric power on the u.s. east cost, maybe the west coast, and attempt to cause a cascading effect. all of those things are in the art of the possible from a sophisticated attacker. >> do you believe our adversaries have the capability of bringing down a power grid? >> i do. >> is the u.s. prepared for such an attack? >> no, the united states is not prepared for such an attack. >> it's now clear this cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. >> four months after taking office, president obama made those concerns part of our national defense policy, declaring the country's digital infrastructure a strategic asset, and confirming that cyber warfare had moved beyond theory. >> we know that cyber intruders have probed our electrical grid, and that in other countries cyber attacks have plunged entire cities into darkness. >> president obama didn't say which country had been plunged into darkness, but a half a dozen sources in the military, intelligence, and private security communities have
CNBC
Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
export to the u.s. that's why we were surprised to see this on many websites: a shoppingart. we clicked on eckluns stem tech labs cart, and, with no medical or scientific credentials, we bought 20 million umbilical cord stem lls for $5,000, shipped to america. we had the cells sent by the highest medical standard. duke university suggested we use something called a dry shipper, cooled with liquid nitrogen. we sent the dry shipper to stem tech. stem tech sent the frozen cells to us. and we forwarded them to joanne kurtzberg. a computer chip inside our package verified that the cells were properly frozen all the way. dr. kurtzberg analyzed the cells. for comparison, look under the microscope. healthy umbilical cord stem cells look like this. the cells we got from stem tech had disintegrated. >> so these are the cells you purchased. and they are dying or dead. >> we see all of these dead and disintegrating cells and, essentially, cellular debris. >> mm-hmm. >> are there dangers of injecting that into someone? >> there are huge dangers if you injected that into someone's blood or sp
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
u.s. >> you're paying. that's a pretty big market. russia. that's a pretty big market. i'm not -- short bonds, and agriculture, but we talked about agriculture before. >> talking about agriculture in a second. let's talk about japan. japan has been on fire. you've got the government creating all of this stimulus. is that going to end badly as well? >> japan, you know, is down 75%. 75%. >> but in the last couple of months what is it up? >> last couple of months, coming through the roof. thank you, japan. thank you, mr. abe. >> what about the nikkei average? >> i know what it's been doing. japan will continue to print money. it's not good for the world. it's making markets go up, but in the meantime i'm participating, you know, the yen is collapsing in japan, but the stock market is going through the roof. >> but if they are printing all this money in japan and you're positive on it, but they are printing all this money in the u.s. and you're negative on it? >> the american stock market has hit an all-time high. the japanese stock market is 75% below its all-time high. maria, i k
CNBC
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
. >> here's a look at the news as we head into a new week on the money. it is the u.s. government versus standard & poor's. the most aggressive move yet to hold accountable a company at the center of the financial melt down of 2008. the $5 billion civil suit charges s&p intended to defraud investors by giving securities created from subprime loans aaa ratings they didn't deserve. the attorney says not so fast. >> the government has to show in this case not that a lot of people lost money because of the investments. government has to show the s&p literally disbelieved its ratings. >> meanwhile it was a choppy week for the markets. the dow with the worst day of the year monday falling triple digits and getting most of it back on tuesday. market residence bounded later in the week. what's next? >> i think we'll have a correction. the market started with investors complacent. now they are almost euphoric. everybody you have on the program thinks the market is going higher. the market, when it has a good january usually has a great year. there is a feeling of comfort. we have a lot of hurdles
CNBC
Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm EST
a mess is italy. what does it mean for europe and the u.s.? a shift in u.s. energy policy. we were trying to lessen middle eastern imports but something just changed. we'll be back to tackle those topics when "power lunch" returns in 2:00. [ male announcer ] any technology not moving forward is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. >>> major snowstorm slamming into the middle west this. video comes from kansas city. they were hit very hard there just a week or so after another storm walloped them. tens of thousands of people lost power in that area. in some parts of the middle west measuring sticks show three feet of snow has fallen. sue, in this digital age we still use measuring sticks. >> it's amazing, isn't it, ty? they have had a lot of snow. it's going to take a while to dig out of that. >>> meantime italian business leaders are in shock at the election results which could cause a political stalemate which in terms could affect much needed
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
want to continue to liege to the large caps but the u.s. mid-cap stocks up and if the market is up, eight straight weeks that the market has been higher. in my memory that hasn't happened in more than 20 years. >> the question is does it continue? >> i think so because there's still a fair amount of mistrust in stocks from so much of the investing public, and i'm starting to see grudgingly that institutional investors are slowly increasing their stock allocati allocation, recognizing that in most pockets of the bond market it's noust jt going to get it done for their liability. >> michael irish cammy, what do you think? do you want to put more money to work here? >> you do. we've got another 5%, 6% on the upside from here. doesn't mean it's going to be a straight line, but i think there's reasonable news coming out about earnings. the news has actively been good but it looks like there might be a resolution on that. europe appears to be destabilizing and i don't see why the market doesn't go the up 5%, 6% from here and in particular areas like large cap we although continue to find
CNBC
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
% and the ftse down materially. u.s. stocks to drop yesterday's session on that uncertainty in europe. stocks steadily declined throughout the day. and accelerated losses during the final hour. the dow and the s&p tuning in their worst days of the year. major asian markets also trading lower. exporters exposure to europe, they were hit particularly hard, as you'd expect. and u.s. equity futures at this hour, we have green arrows and things might turn themselves around today. fed chairman ben bernanke is going to be heading to capitol hill this morning for day one of his hemp free hawkins testimony. he's expected to defend the central bank's bond buying and likely one that automatic spending cuts pose risk. cnbc is going to have complete coverage all day. and our guest host this hour is ready to tackle all of these issues. >> this yesterday was -- thanks. we saw yesterday and you know he's not becky. you did say here with becky. he was sitting right there. he looks nothing like her. >> every morning when you say the same thing -- >> i know. andrew and cliff. but before we get to home d
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
friday session is setting up on the u.s. futures. it looks like we'll have a positive session with the s&p looking at 2 at the open, dow looking at 13. in europe, the eu summit continues. but the action really taking its cues from china this morning. we have green arrows across the board in europe. take a look at asia. strong eco data out of china in focus. much more on that in just a moment. the road map begins at the golden arches. not even the cheddar onion burgers could help mcdonald's. they missed estimates in every region. asia was down a whopping 9.5%. >> exports boomed 25%, inflation cooled, but met expectations, capping off a two-week winning streak for stocks. >> a blowout quarter, users increase continued in momentum. >> the storm could be one for the record books. forecast calling for as much as 2 1/2 feet of snow in some parts of the northeast. already more than 3,700 flights have been canceled. we'll get more from the weather channel on the path of nemo. >>> mcdonald's down 1.9 in january. middle east and africa, europe saw a 1%, 2% decline. u.s. the only bright spot. com
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
. it's actually emerging market stocks, not u.s. stocks which again supports the view that this is people, momentum followers that are trying to catch up, play the beater as opposed to be long term supporters of this market rally. >> i find it interesting, it's almost a contraryian sort of indicator that you bring up that i haven't heard that many people talk about. the fact that even though money is flowing into the market, it's not going into individual names so that would be somewhat of a bearish sign to you. i guess the flipside to that would be maybe we're just in a new era of investing and that's just the way people are going to invest. >> there's still a concentration risk because again, if we see where the flows are going, about above 80% of etf assets are with three main houses. so again, this can't continue. we've got to look at going forward in markets. is this sustainable, can this continue, can this continue to support markets, and actually, with this concentration risk, investors will eventually look to be more diversified. so the lack of conviction, the complacency i
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
, growth is coming from population growth that western nations simply do not have. the u.s. needs open trade and globalizations for companies to sell to those growing populations. mobili counting on those populations for their own growth. they rely on the rest of the world much more than the developed world of the united states and japan. it's indeed a changing world and companies are needing to adapt. before we go, take a look at the day on wall street today. the market did trade higher, though the nasdaq was under pressure and the market end off of the best levels of the afternoon. the dow up 47 points. nasdaq down 5 1/2 points due to weakness in apple and the s&p 500 up 2 1/2 points at 1519. once again, the big story of the night, comcast and general electric shares surging tonight after comcast announced its plans to acquire ge's remaining 49% stake in nbc universal. for $16.7 billion. comcast acquiring the part of nbc that it did not already own. comcast also announced an increase in the dividend and a stock buy-back plan. stay right here, because comcast's chairman and ce ceo i c
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm EST
largest corporate pension plans in the u.s. as well as the mutual fund complex. that's all summarized with $12 billion in assets. i can tell you that they're the most optimistic we've seen them. >> whether or not they count longer tell. when you see the s&p hold the 1,500 mark. that attracts investors for a longer term. >> it does. but that's not where we're really seeing the excitement from the professional investors. we're seeing that in the fundamentals of the market. they believe that you're well compensated for taking equity risk at this point in time. the earning yielding with the dividend yield, the payout yield on the s&p 500 is at or near 25-year highs. and if it were my money and it is, at least some of it, i'm betting on equities. >> all right. rick santelli, tell us about your view of the market action today. especially as we watch these italian elections which we will get to. michelle caruso-cabrera will join us with the latest there. but a strong dollar and the 10-year yield down sharply in terms of getting out of its trading rage. what's going on? >> absolutely. it's al
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
company owns and operates car dealerships, u.s. locations mostly in metropolitan areas in 15 states. reported fourth quarter epps of $0.70. the street wanted to see a $1.19. company ceo talking about strong growth in the fourth quarter, 19% revenue growth. he also said missed some opportunities to maximize profits via complete leveraging of cost structuring. investors unhappy with that miss, stock down 7.5%. josh, back to you. >> thank you so much. einhorn and apple taking their fight to court over return of cash to apple shareholders. the stock down again today and apple lost about 20% of its market value over the past three months. kate kelly is at the courthouse for us in new york city. kate. >> reporter: thanks, tyler. we're just about an hour away from what could be a contentious courtroom showdown, einhorn, founder and apple, inc. they are duking it out over a proposal in the proxy statement that would do away with charter right to issue preferred shares of stock. einhorn seeking an injunction to block the vote on that measure at apple's meeting february 27 wants apple to issu
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 3:00pm EST
next prime minister there really caused a shock in the u.s. certainly. was that warranted, do you think? >> i think there was some overreaction of the market. first of all, this result is not totally unexpected. secondly, i don't think it changes that much the picture. probably not that good for italy, but anyway in europe 2013 it will be a transition year, you know. there is also an election in germany, difficult to expect any strong political movement before 2014 so i don't think it changed very much the picture actually. >> one of your analysts was telling clients to sell italian bonds and buy spanish ones. is this something that the banks would buy as well? >> we don't think we have to trade on sovereign debt. you've seen effectively an increase in a decrease in the price of the italian bond. there was one of reaction. again, it's for our client to decide. >> yes, of course. let's talk a bit about the banking sector because there's a real conversation going on right now in terms of should the major banks be split up? you've got regulators across the world having different opin
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
watching the u.s. equity futures because of all the actions yesterday. this morning, you did see a few green arrows, but no massive move at this point. the magic number is 14,164.53. that is the record closing high for the dow. it was reached back on october of 2007. the bulls -- a number of catalysts for monday's sharp sell down. some are calling this the bernanke bounce. the stocks soared after the two-day testimony on capitol hill. >> the evidence thus far is that the housing market is hit the bottom and is recovering. we've seen rising prices over the last year or so. we're seeing some significant increases in starts. and sales. foreclosures are still too high, but they're coming down. the number of people under water on their mortgages is coming down. so we're still far from where we would like to be. but the evidence is that the housing market is strengthening and that low mortgage rates are one reason for that strengthening. >> although a long period of low rates could encourage successful risk taking and continued attention, the developments is certainly warranted. to they poin
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm EST
amongst leaders in davos, that for the u.s., probably the biggest opportunity for actual moving the needle in terms of energy is shale. >> but, maria -- >> that's true. >> dramatic globalismcations in terms of the u.s. current account deficit. if you think about the money we ship now to opec and some of that possibly not being shipped there. >> we're trying to figure out. from the two investors on the panel, nathan and ed. >> yeah. >> how do you buy into the shale story if in fact it is one of the single most important things in terms of job creation and growth? >> maria, i'm right down here, maria, in the dallas area where we have the shale. i have personal investments in the barnett shale, we have clients with investments there and one of the great ways to do it is buy an exchange-traded fund that will appreciate as national gas prices do. >> final word here, nathan. >> we'll be pushing so much shale out of ohio that we'll become the next dallas, thank you very much. >> i hope so because you need something good to happen up there. >> i always heard cincinnati was the center of the
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
leetch from u.s. bank and david kudlow and our own rick santelli. gentlemen, good to have you on the program. changes so much for joining us. thanks for being here. let's talk about what happened at the end of the day. is this an indicator of what's to come tomorrow? what's your take? >> not necessarily. i do think -- i'm in the stay calm and carry on kind of mode. we don't like to see stock charts go straight up, so any kind of correction on the back side is good for the market, healthy for the long term health of the market. >> but it certainly was a lot of volatility. maybe that was just because of the rebalance of the russell and s&p. >> i think so. >> david, what do you want to be doing now in terms of money? you want to allocate new money to this market or stay away? >> well, we've come a long way since mid-november. the market up about 14%. done that with no more than a%% pullback h.a lot of people forecasting that 5% to 10% pullback but we haven't seen it. we know we will at some point so traders can continue to play that guessing game last thursday or this monday. for long-t
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
long can that last from a u.s. stocks standpoint? >> exactly. uncertainty, markets do not like uncertainty. and the longer this continues, the longer the uncertainty is over the markets, the more likely it is it will have a pullback. there's an interesting statistic that's been bandied around about the u.s. stock market. it's approaching 500 days since we've seen a 10%-plus correction in markets. and it makes it the tenth longest time in u.s. history that the markets have gone this time without a pullback. and it means when we're looking at where valuations are, they're no longer cheap with respect to the u.s. market, growth doesn't come through as you thought it would. and we have this level of uncertainty that means that these momentum followers, the hedge funds are buying into financials, that they're going to start to stumble. >> josh? >> i guess i would want to ask you a question about, don't you agree that we're all aware of the issues in europe but hedge funds are now rushing in to take private pieces of debt deals off the hands of the banks? there's liquidity meeting ev
CNBC
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
system. that's sort of the three-part plan. it's working to some extent. for example, even though u.s. banks are stronger financially than european banks, frequently u.s. banks have wider credit default swap spreads indicating a higher probability of actual failure because the differences between u.s. and europe in terms of perceived government support. so, that is -- that's the process. that's the plan. there have been additional ideas such as, you know, separate -- essentially doing glass/steagall again, separating the commercial banking and investment banking activities. we're doing that to some extent, for example, with the volcker rule, but i don't think that glass/steagall by itself really would be all that helpful because after all in the crisis some of the firms that failed were straight investment banks and some of the firms that were in trouble were straight commercial banks. so, i'm open to discussing additional measures, but the plan is to impose costs on the largest banks to make them internalize their systemic imprint to develop a liquidation authority and to strengthen
CNBC
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
stock exchange. jim cramer is off today. the u.s. session here, we just had empire state manufacturing crossing, turning positive for the first time since july. we see futures hugging the flat line pretty much. the s&p with a bias towards the green. in europe, the d-20 meeting is underway in moscow. your mixed bag as we have spain in the negative. japan's nikkei, that's one that's notable, dropping as yen strengthen for the fourth straight session. hang seng is wup and kospi is flat. >> our road map begins with a valentine that carl ichichan. it's the latest sell in the battle of the billionaires as the shorts feel the squeeze. >> apple emerges as the battleground stock with the likes of einhorn and tsiros and low, getting out. >> they are off the boat. passengers on the carnival triumph finally disembarked in mobile, alabama, but the trouble may be far from over which facing the public airing from passengers, pictures and potential lawsuits. >> and many hedge fund managers seem to be abandoning the precious metal. let's start with herbal life. that puts ikhan at odds with bill ackerma
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morn
CNBC
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
having things like the ee quester. certainly a reconciliation after the fact that the u.s. is spending so much more than it brings in. i think one of the interesting things, just around rates, bullard yesterday, for example, said that he expects 3% real growth this year. so 3% real growth and 2% inflation, that gets me to march like a 5% ten-year. we're nowhere close to that. lloyd blankfein was on ur yo showing saying investors, if there is some sort of ex oh dus into stocks, and that's becoming a story -- >> and lloyd has been talking about just the potential for a stock market boom, too. >> dean, the name of your firm is macro, right? >> yes. >> so you're used to looking macro? >> yes. >> but typically, three were four, five years ago, isn't your first thing that you talk about, you mentioned washington, the sequester, the debt ceiling, every single thing you mentioned was policymakers. has it always been like that or is this a different period for your firm? >> this is i think pretty new. >> so it's hard to avoid talking about those things, right? >> that you have to pay attention to
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
the u.s. stock market is the best place to put money right now. that's a positive feedback loop that's helping. you want to see a positive? this is the market, the bottom of november. this is total stock market. vanguard's total stock market. u.s., all of it. this is the total bond market. you're up 13% since november. total bond markets down 2 or 3%. that's a positive feed back loop. that will break someday. that's not going to continue forever. for the moment nothing is changing it. what would. homeowners index surprising. if you look at the numbers, traffic was lighter than anticipated. it was supposed to be home. we saw home building stocks like len ar, they are looking a little topy. look at lennar, they have been looking a little topy. that's what i mean. the market doesn't seem to be worried. it wasn't worried last week. i thought walmart, the leak from walmart saying higher taxes were hurting walmart. it hurt walmart, certainly, look at that but hasn't stopped overall market. that's the key point right now. nothing seems to be slowing the juggernaut down yet, not yet, not even
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
. a long and terrible stretch of underperformance and disappointment. chiefly because of u.s. stagnation, european recession, and a pause in china's growth. things are beginning to click for the industrial economy, the housing market's coming back and responsible for a tremendous amount of january's advance, whether it be whirlpool, another 52-week high for the spin cycle, or sherwin williams. watching paint dry has never been better. or stock super bowl winner pulte homes. >> buy, buy, buy! >> and let's throw in tripoint, a red hot ipo of a home builder that went to an immediate premium. what else is glittering in this grimy industrial portion of the u.s. geography? how about industrial equipment. industrials gain strength as the month went on. i suspect they will continue to do so as europe stabilizes, america advances, and asia starts to roar. >> buy, buy, buy! >> just like the metaphorical baltimore. california, home of the niners, is coming back strong too. tech, particularly the semiconductors and everything related to the cloud and the internet are roaring here. it's a
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Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
u.s. company trade secrets. an event going on at the white house beginning at this very minute with eric holder, the attorney general, and also an executive from ge and a range of other officials. let me walk you through some of the details of what is in this proposal from the white house. they are talking about bringing really all of the pieces of the u.s. government to the floor to protect the trade secrets of u.s. companies including diplomatic pressure. they say they are going to talking to governments overseas that are involved in potentially stealing some of those trade secrets. they will talk with industry about promoting best practices, learning from each other's mistakes and how to keep the secrets actually secrets. will speak with domestic law enforcement, and will encourage intelligence agencies to talk to the business community about what they know, what's coming and what the business communities might be facing down the line. they will continue to push here at the white house for new domestic legislation from congress on trade secrets. now, all of this is tied up in thi
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
percentage of the u.s. market, could be increasingly difficult to accelerate its subscriber growth. netflix itself is not seeing any ratings. melissa? >> julie, this is interesting to me. we laughed when he they announced who the cast was for this "house of cards" and what the cost was to create this sort of content last year. to me isn't floridathere a ton if you don't like this thing? if i don't like "girls" i certainly like "game of thrones," and i'm going to stick around and not cancel that thing. if i'm left with their crappy streaming product they have a big problem, because that is a horrible product. >> the thing is they have, what, 23, 25 million domestic streaming subscribers who are happy to pay $8 a month for streaming. this will bring in new subscribers and maybe make you, not so satisfied with the streaming options, sti stick around. the thing is that they don't expect everyone to like "house of cards." they just want it to be another thing that makes their streaming subscribers satisfied and excited about the product. >> julia, thank you so much. joining us from l.a.
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Feb 24, 2013 7:30pm EST
cash. office depot, officemax. last week heinz, and u.s. air and american airlines. what does that say about the markets and where we are? >> i think it was a measure that confidence is going from low levels to less low levels. there's a lot of cash out there. if you don't have it, you can borrow it. it's pretty cheap. stock prices are not expensive. companies are struggling to grow organically. i think we'll see more of it. >> what about that? bernanke is testifying before the senate next week. what can he say at this point? what are you expecting from that testimony? >> well, i think it needs to give a pep talk to the fiscal policy makers that there's more than one game that can be play the here. and fiscal policy has been awol. i think the really important thing is to start working on the entitlement programs. it's not so important what happens to discretionary spending right now, but we got to start doing something to reduce the entitlement spending and the outcoming years. >> everybody says it. we have the to get to the entitlements. and the sequestration, it doesn't even hit
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Feb 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
comes from government aid budgets and so what kind of priority that gets say in the u.s. budget process i would say is pretty unclear. will the generosity go up or be cut or suffer a disproportionate cut. >> a massive revolution continues social media. what is your take on what is going on right now and what is most exciting to you? >> we are taking the internet revolution and applying it in more areas. in education, not only are the best lectures online, but we ought to be able to deliver education that is higher quality but higher costs. kids aren't well educated enough. if you are a college graduate, we have to increase access to education but letting the price go up won't allow that. >> are there areas that you would like to see the company further into. we have windows and office as two prime's assets. in office letting people share it in the interactive way, there is a ton we can do. skype is the most popular communication service in the world. we can make it easier to find people we can talk to. we are in so many areas where we are thinking about information workers than
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
ever expanding u.s. budget. then stick around. when we come back, an exclusive interview with the fix the debt co-chairs. john harwood is sitting down with the two at the conference in san diego. meanwhile, as we head out, take a look at wal-mart shares, since the dow peaks back in october of '07. there you see it. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> it is one of the biggest meetings of advisors.
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
u.s. were the highest in nearly 30 years. in december 2008, just before all the speeches and parties of inauguration day, scott pelley headed to ohio to find out what questions the families in wilmington were asking. >> are we going to lose our home? you know, are we going to be able to pay our property taxes? what are we're gonna do for insurance? what are we're gonna do for food? you know, and these are questions that you'd never think that you'd ask yourself, you know. and now they're discussions in the home. >> bear hug, big. >> [grunting] i love you, buddy. >> mike o'machearley is losing the job that helps support four children and a grandson. they always say that god closes a door, he opens another one. we have faith that he will. >> faith is what sustains wilmington now. settled by quakers 200 years ago, it's a community with such an all-american look, that it seems like a movie set. about 12,000 people live here, and many, like o'machearley, work in the last industry you'd expect in a laid-back town. in 1980 airborne express turned wilmington's abandoned air force bas
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Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
paying out the vast majority of their u.s. free cash flow this year in the form of dividends to the common shareholders and buy backs. look, i think the preferred stock idea is is a really interesting idea. i haven't seen other companies use it, but this may be interesting for a lot of other companies sitting in a lot of ksh and preferred shareholders value dividend much higher than common shareholders, it kind of makes sense. >> why do you think, tavis, that apple sits on so much cash. it is a derivative of a very strong business but they can't be earning much money on that cash. they sit on it. they are not doing a lot of deals. >> look, the bigger issue is u.s. tax policy. 68% of that cash is sitting overseas and to bring that back and give it back to shareholders, requires them not only to pay a tax but also very likely requires tlem to restate their income tax rates in terms of gap accounting which lowers their earnings. so this is not an apple specific issue. it is across the tech industry broadly. and if somebody can can figure out how to unlock the value of that internationa
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Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> so would american live on? u.s. air, the name -- >> it would be american. the brand is just far too powerful on a global basis especially. that's what you have it look at here. this is all about global aeration game. it is nice to talk about what it means for americans in the u.s. at the end of the day, this is all about having the size on a global basis. >> they should change it to people's express, western piedmont, eastern. >> i'm sure that would go over well with those back -- >> you raised a good point. who is left to merge after this? is this the last of the mega mergers in the aviation world? >> well, what we are eventually moving towards is what happens if we ever get to the point where you see cross border international mergers. almost every country has said no, we don't want to have foreign ownership on a majority level. can you have 25% stake of one airline here in the united states if you are a foreign carrier. that is the next shoe to fall if it falles. but we are a long wayes from that. >> quantis american space. >> no, the kangaroo flies alone. >> a scheduled hear
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Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm EST
that u.s. air merger with american. but all this has reversed today and essentially we were back to where we were three days ago. finally i want to poent out, mandy, 1.5% gain on s&p 500 so far in the month of february. just near new highs that outperformed every other major country in the world. everybody else is to the down side. we are to the upside. we may not have a great economy but it is still better than the rest of the world. >> i wonder if we will wheel out that old world. >> thank you bob pisani and rick santelli. when you consider higher gas prices, how is that playing out in yields today? >> well yields today are up a bit and without a doubt nice to see data point. up since november. if you look at year to date chart of tens, we are up basically a quarter after point. i'm not saying that's not a lot. but it is not huge and everybody of course and he has to go up and so there is a bias for higher rates. dollar index, up three quarter a cent on the year. remember, it is very euro centric and our greatest strength in the dollar hasn't been necessarily against euro. it's be
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm EST
the u.s., but they are still negative, at least for this month, so as far as maybe moving away from a market that maybe has gotten a little overheated in the short run, outside of the u.s. and emerging markets might be a good place to move to. >> we've got to go. gentlemen, thank you very much. blackstone's byron wean not buying this rally saying investors need to be suspicious of the wave of euphoria and focus on the fundamentals and joins me on the telephone. good to have you on the program. thanks so much for calling n.appreciate your time, byron. >> always good to talk with you, maria. i think you had a lot of good ideas presented by the other people earlier. there were a lot of cross-currents today, and they should give investors some pause. >> what concerns you the most, byron? >> fundamentals are really key here. >> what concerns you the most, byron? >> well, i'm concerned about the fact that people are oblivious to the fact that the 2% payroll tax is over. people will have less money in their pockets. the sequester looks like it's going to kick in. there's an increase in tax
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
cuts would create a significant head wind to the u.s. economy and john boehner, the house speaker, fired back at president obama and said the problem isn't the house. they pass alternatives to sequester last year and the problem is the senate hasn't acted. here is the speaker. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> both sides have those arguments but only one side is winning this argument so far as we see in our new nbc "wall street journal" poll tonight. when you ask americans whether or not president obama is using to unify the country or in a partisan way by 48-43 he is trying to unify the country and republicans overwhelmingly the public says are doing the opposite. only 22% say they are bringing it together and 64% in a partisan fashion that does not unify the country, larry, and this is what democrats are counting on is that the pressure over time by a public that's predisposed to blame republicans is going to make them buckle on taxes. we'll find out over the n
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
u.s. senate. that could kill him. we'll have the latest. and please don't forget, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. that includes lower spending and limited government. i'm larry kudlow. we'll be right back. ♪ get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensure that you are more comfortable and connected than ever. we are becoming a new american. all right that's a fifth-floor probleok.. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or mor . welcome back. we'll take a quick look at the stock market. we bring in cnbc's courtney reagan to give us a rundown. >> reporter: of course we've got a lot of snow out there. traders did go to work, some of them. at least we had a pretty low volume day, the lowest of the year. but those that were there and the invest
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Feb 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
airline any whole career. i like continental. i like it. can you believe it? i think u.s. air -- i can't believe i'm saying this, i like delta. >> and i feel like professional wrestling. >> wwe, i don't like that. bad stock opinion you found the one stock i don't like. >> by the way, that's one that could have upside according to people who watch it because of what is going on with their broadcast division. >> i also want to take you back to the very acquisition comment you made about dr. copper not looking so well. is that talking more about china's economy than mine. >> okay. unbelievable economic increase and he says commodities are going hard. mike sutherland has never gotten the market going. sorry. >> thank you for stopping by. have some cake and tea next time. maybe some iced tea. >> iced tea, from summit, new jersey. i love it. i just did that to be in your face. in your face. >> thanks, guys. we are in the middle of a whale of a week. and the buzz earning right now, sector volatility. we also have with us, jessica borne. erica, volatility, why? >> you have seen it today wi
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Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
heading to capitol hill. let's check on where we stand in terms of u.s. futures. it looks like we'll be building off of multi-year highs here in the u.s. the picture in europe, again, the sort of anti-race to the base movement going on. the euro is moving higher this morning. we see green arrows across the board. overnight in asia, japan's nikkei down by about a percent here. on heavy volume. the yen gaining there. our road map starts in washington, d.c. the president unveiling an ambitious agenda. he also called for billions to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. >> the dow is back above 14,000. only 1% away from an all-time interday high. the s&p also near its highest levels since november of 2007. what could help markets today? better than expected earnings from deere and gains by general electric and comcast. >> those big gains because of a big deal. comcast agreeing to buy general electric's stakes. in the mean time, let's send it down to carl in d.c. >> a big night here last night. the president addressing the nation in the first state of the union during the second term. front a
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Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
fines, the highest workplace safety fines in u.s. history. now there is new concern about another bp facility in the gulf. a former bp insider tells us this platform called atlantis is a greater threat than the deepwater horizon. ken abbott has worked for shell and g.e., and in 2008 he was hired by bp to manage thousands of engineering drawings for the atlantis platform. >> they serve as blueprints and also as a operator manual, if you will, on how to make this thing work, and more importantly, how to shut it down in an emergency. >> but abbott says that he found that 89% of those critical drawings had not been inspected and approved by bp engineers. even worse, he says 95% of the underwater welding plans had never been approved either. are these welding procedures supposed to be approved in the paperwork before the welds are done? >> absolutely. yeah. they're critical. >> critical? >> critical. >> abbott's charges are backed up by bp internal emails. in 2008, bp manager barry duff wrote that the lack of approved drawings could result in... duff called the practice fundamentally wron
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
and any stories linked to on face book or twitter and they totally hook you. from that morning on, u.s. like paying your cable bill. something you have to have. remember that, cut the cord? no one is cutting the time' cord. they made it interactive enough, it's tv like. lots of video content. enkik lopedic. and they could charge a fortune for online real estate ads some of much real estate in the best market in the world is actually sold right through them. wait until they listen to me tonight and then switch to that model. probably will happen. i think the subscription price might be far more inelastic than i thought or they thought. i don't know a soul that wouldn't pay more rather than lose it. this company has been paring down noncore assets for some time in august, they sold about.com and got $300 million for it. they are in good enough shape cash wise there is the possibility of a dividend. that was the hint in the conference call. one more thing, this story is back stopped. now that the times is selling the globe, the company could ultimately bought by a soon to be retired mayor
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
for that market is like 15% for smartphones. the developed markets like the u.s., over 60% of subscribers own smartphones. you have a long way to go before you have a problem. >> don't forget the tablet market. qualcomm is looking for 650 million tablets in 2016. you look at their presentation, growth is really going strong. maybe it won't be 50 or 200% but more than enough strong. then, there is the upgrade cycle. that's a ludicrous report by jpmorga jpmorgan. >> a quick comment from jon fortt, that comment from the analyst that downgraded qualcomm doesn't jive with what we heard by tim cook by any stretch of the imagination where he thinks the smartphone market is going. >> qualcomm announced they're coming out with a lower end chip to address emerging markets up to this point they have been weak and important to get that off the grown and emerging markets like china coming through with networks and qualcomm has a greater growth to tackle that than even apple. >>> barclays is trading higher today after announcing a restructuring plan to cut $2.7 billion in annual cost. the s
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
international play also. 60% of their store base is outside the u.s. yeah, i'm a little concerned about the memo that was leaked out that came out last week about february being terrible, but we don't know how january was. at 12.5 tiermes earnings, i don regard the stock as expensive. >> we played walmart to the long side last year. there was this massive 12-year resistance level that it broke out above. turns out that was a fall breakout. this thing is not ready to go. the risk is obviously to the down side. anyone with a remedial sense of resistance can see. you may end up being right but no one wants to own a big, fat gigantic stock like this with no upside catalyst with a weak dividend. >> but if you do have a rough economy, will you see see them trade downhill. cost co is at 20 times earnings and target -- >> what about the memo? you seem to be a little dismissive of the memo. >> i'm not dismissive of it. i just don't know all the facts. >> no one does and in the absence of the fact, the stock will be in the penalty box. >> the memo is out there. it can't be as bad as what the memo is, righ
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